ONLY MEDIA DEATHS COUNT | 2000-05-07
Two people died in a nuclear plant accident in Japan. It's the first time anybody died in nuclear energy production in a developed country. But only those two deaths are important. The Jane Fondaista media is licking its chops, declaring that this will probably end Japan's use of nuclear power.
Japan uses coal and oil for its non-nuclear power. Would anybody care to estimate how many people in South African coal mines and on oil rigs died producing that gigantic amount of energy? No, of course not. People who die producing coal and oil are just working people. They don't matter.
By the same token, the kids that died at Littleton matter. Their deaths can be used to push gun control. Hundreds of people who die defenseless throughout America each week are never mentioned.
So working stiffs who die on oil rigs or in coal mines make no difference. People who die in nuclear incidents matter. People only matter if liberals can use them.